External Resources and Support

Below is a list of resources available through outside organizations. See Cornell-specific resources.

Academic Diversity Search

Academic Diversity Search, Inc. (ADS) is a nationwide employment resource specializing in connecting women and minorities with academic institutions that truly value diversity. 

American Association of University Professors

The American Association for University Professors assists in assuring the freedom and standards of teaching in higher education and has listings of committees devoted to underrepresented faculty issues, articles, and news on diversifying campuses. 

American Association of University Women

The American Association of University Women is a membership-based society promoting equal education for women and girls and professional educators. 

American Council on Education

The American Council on Education unites 1800 colleges and universities with the objective of promoting equal opportunity within the higher education system. 

American Educational Research Association

The American Educational Research Association (AERA), a national research society, strives to advance knowledge about education, to encourage scholarly inquiry related to education, and to promote the use of research to improve education and serve the public good.

Association of American Colleges and Universities

DiversityWeb is a project of AAC&U’s Office of Diversity, Equity, and Global Initiatives (ODEGI). Central to the office’s mission is the belief that diversity and global knowledge are essential elements of any effort to foster civic engagement among today’s college students. To support those goals, the office helps colleges and universities establish diversity as a comprehensive institutional commitment and educational priority.

Black Doctoral Network

The Black Doctoral Network (BDN) is a multidisciplinary clearinghouse for black and Latino scholars and professionals in the social sciences, STEM, and humanities.

Center for Equal Opportunity

The CEO addresses issues of equality across all institutions receiving government funds.

Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning

The Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL) maintains a discussion group for academic career and job postings, and offers cooperative programs involving more than 40 doctoral institutions and other partners interested in preparing doctoral students for future faculty roles.

Diverse Issues in Higher Education

Diverse seeks to be a catalyst for change, and our ultimate objective is to contribute to the building of educational, cultural, social and economic structures that will allow every individual to achieve his or her full human potential and contribute to the greater good of the community and the nation.


The National Center for Fair & Open Testing (FairTest) works to end the misuses and flaws of standardized testing and to ensure that evaluation of students, teachers and schools is fair, open, valid, and educationally beneficial.

Ford Fellowship Program

Through its fellowship programs, the Ford Foundation seeks to increase the diversity of the nation’s college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.

Guide for Undocumented Students on Fellowships and Scholarships

Up-to-date information about scholarships available for immigrant students that don’t have U.S. citizenship or legal permanent residency.

Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities

The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) which represents 450 colleges and universities committed to the Hispanic higher education success in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Latin America, Spain, and Portugal.

Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education

A biweekly publication devoted to constructive discussion of Hispanic and non-Hispanic issues in higher education.

Immigrants Rising

Immigrants Rising empowers undocumented young people to achieve educational and career goals through personal, institutional, and policy transformation.

Institute for Broadening Participation

The Institute for Broadening Participation created an online mentoring manual with the goal of highlighting the value of mentoring and to help students, faculty, and administrators be better mentees and become better mentors within the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields, especially on the mentoring process for underrepresented students.

Low-Income Student Guide

This guide from AccreditedOnlineSchools.org details how universities are supporting low-income students and the opportunities available on and off campuses.

Making College Affordable: An Online Guide for Hispanic Students

While this guide contains information valuable to all current and future college students, it focuses on data and resources specific to Hispanic students looking to further their education.

Mexican Legal Defense and Educational Fund

Founded in 1968 in San Antonio, Texas, the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) is the leading nonprofit Latino litigation, advocacy, and educational outreach institution in the United States.


MinorityPostdoc.org feature articles, resources, and events about career advice, professional development, jobs, funding, fellowships, mentoring, and diversity issues.

National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education

The National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education promotes the advancement of minority students and minority educators.


Cornell is an institutional member of the NCFDD, a nationally recognized, independent organization providing online career development and mentoring resources. NCFDD provides members with access to tools to increase research and writing productivity and improve work-life balance. See instructions on how to set up your free individual membership.

The Black Collegian

Career site/online journal targeting minority graduates seeking professional positions.

UCLA GRAPES – Scholarship & Fellowship Database

The Graduate School at the University of California, Los Angeles maintains one of the most extensive and up to date university databases on graduate school funding opportunities. Their database is called GRAPES and can be used to search for hundreds of funding opportunities.


An organization that provides students with access to well-organized details on thousands of funding opportunities for college and graduate studies. You can create a profile with Unigo that will help facilitate your search for scholarships for which you might be eligible to apply, or you can forgo creating a profile and explore information on funding focused on specific areas of study, interests, and/or identity groups.